Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Cuffology...Cuffs With Character

 Cuffs are the new bracelet...Comfortable, Cool, & Clever!  The Cranky Queen has 2 to flaunt today. The denim cuff was made by yours truly, while the vintage lace cuff was created by gal pal, Duchess Melanie!
 ABOVE:  The Cranky Queen's Cuff Creation!
The cuff is actually made w/ leftover denim scraps from a pair of tired blue jeans.  The leaves are burlap & the flower is gathered vintage fabric w/ a rolled burlap center, old lace & buttons...a key was used for some added charm!
 The wooden button & elastic lace are used as the cuff clasp.
ABOVEDuchess Melanie's Cuff Creation
Melanie loves vintage laces, buttons, tatting, crocheted pieces, etc... A romantic at heart! Her cuff created for The Queen is dainty & timeless....Using pieces of hand~made laces that are so beautiful...and the center button is amazing!
She used a large snap for the cuff closure, hidden....
  Duchess Melanie sits to my left wearing the white jacket...talented lady, but most of all, a treasured friend!


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  1. I agree... cuffs are fabulous! And both of those are wonderful creations!

  2. So creative, love it! New follower here: )

  3. Coming over from VTT.

    I believe this is my FIRST time to meet you! So nice to meet you, I'm Keetha.

    I LOVE your blog title! I just WISH I would have found this while I was still teaching. When my students began to argue over game rules, or my scoring thereof, I would say: "Who's the queen?" or "Don't argue with the queen!"

    They would all giggle and come right back in line over that.

    However - - - it would have been SUCH FUN to say, "Sometimes the Queen's just GOT to be cranky!"

  4. One more thing I forgot to say!

    When I was in HS, in the very early 70's, I had one white blouse that was my absolute FAVORITE because it had cuffs that required cuff links!

    I raided my dad's stash of cuff links - - - he had some gorgeous ones with faux rubies and black onyx or something. I LOVED wearing those cuff links - - - made me feel like I was wearing jewelry.

    I wasn't ALLOWED to wear jewelry back in those days since my dad was a pastor in a conservative denomination and my mom was always afraid of "what will people think."

    Um - - - I wear as much jewelry as I WANT now. ;-)

  5. how super cute can just imagine something like this on my granddaughters clothing that she loves and does not want to give up now I know how to fix them with style
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  6. The cuffs are cute, but I'm really diggin' your hat!

  7. Terrific cuffs! You ladies are talented - and such taste in hats! :)
    Thanks so much for coming to visit my blog recently.
    Have a great weekend,

  8. My daughter introduced me to cuffs...yours are beautiful! I'd like to a see a picture of the denim one being worn. Do you wear it with a long sleeve only so it really does look like a cuff...or can it be worn with anything?

    I'm hosting my Homemaking Linkup Weekend and would love to have you join, if you'd like!

    Have a great day!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  9. You have reminded me that I wanted to try my hand at this. Your denim creation is charming!

  10. What a fun blog! I'm following you now! Come see me at The Country Farm Home!
    Hugs from the Farmhouse,

  11. These turned out so cute! Great job and wonderful inspiration! Thanks for sharing all these with us at TTF.

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